If there’s one thing Old City apartments have, it’s history, often one that hearkens back to the city’s former industrial days at the turn of the 20th Century. This Arch Street home, which just dropped on the market, has that in spades.
The one-bed, one-bath place sits on the corner of Arch and Third, in the former Hoopskirt Factory, which was build in 1875. It offers a lot of rustic, industrial elements which serve as a reminder of its past, like original, exposed brick walls, and long windows, which shed tons of light on the living room.
Exposed wood beams and ductwork run along the ceilings in the living room and bedroom—adding to that rustic, industrial-chic vibe—and a ladder leads to an upstairs loft space.
The factory was converted into lofts about ten years ago, and the building now offers living space that’s steps from SEPTA and a lot of Old City’s most popular hotspots. In addition to its $295,000 asking price, the home requires HOA fees of $327 a month.
- 309-13 Arch Street #608 [Nigel Richards, Coldwell Banker]